Cruisin' Ocean City
May 19-20-21-22, 2022



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  • Inlet Lot - 809 South Atlantic Ave
  • OC Convention Center - 4001 Coastal Highway

Show Hours

  • 9am-5pm Thursday, Friday & Saturday
  • 9am-3pm Sunday (Inlet location only)


  • $10/Day Thursday & Sunday
  • $15/Day Friday & Saturday
  • $35 Four Day Pass
  • Children Under 14 are free with paid adult



30th Anniversary Cruisin Ocean City

May 20-21-22-23, 2021

With 4 days of sunshine fun was had by all as we celebrated the 30th Anniversary of Cruisin Ocean City May 20-21-22-23, 2021!  Over 3,000 customs, hot rods, street machines, classics and more from over 20 states gathered in beautiful Ocean City Maryland.  While the main events took place at the beachside Inlet Parking Lot and the Ocean City Convention Center there were various citywide locations.

Special guest at Cruisin 2021 was Larry Wilcox, best know for his role as Officer Jon Baker on "CHiPs".  Larry was at the event Friday and Saturday meeting and greeting fans. Also joining the fun was David Newbern and Mike Cotten from the hit show "Faster with Finnegan." They had a great time saying hi to everyone and selecting trophy winners!  Additional entertainement included live music by Mook Jones, Seaside Jimmy and Cruisin Gold Deejay.

Thursday and Friday evening families could cruise to the Inlet, turn on their radios, and watch the Drive-In Movies featuring American Graffiti and Smokey and the Bandit.  For some this event was extra special as they were watching the movie in rides from the year the movies came out!

Another exciting event that took place during Cruisin was the 6th Annual Pin-Up Pageant that was held Friday evening at Cowboy Coast. Lots of beautiful participants paraded the stage and answered fun pageant questions.  

Saturday Participants could Tour the Shore with car shows taking place at the town of Snow Hill, the town of Pocomoke and Salisbury.  The tour concluded with free tickets to the Shorebirds baseball game and a family snack pack to enjoy while watching the game.

Saturday night the Jolly Roger’s at the Pier Family Fun Night was held with a Pedal Car Show and Neon Light Car Show.  Those walking along the boardwalk could enjoy checking out both shows.  Boy Scout Troup 261 was on site for the “Dollar Makes a Difference Car Show” where spectators could vote for their favorite vehicle with monetary donations that all went to the Boy Scouts.  Over $250 was raised for the Boy Scouts.

Some of the country’s top national names showcased their products in manufacturers midway at the Inlet Parking Lot including Advance Auto Parts, Advantage Lifts, AMSOIL, Barrett-Jackson, Grundy Insurance, Hagerty Insurance, Keen, Miller, One Off Rod & Custom, OPTIMA Batteries, Pioneer Pole Building, QA1, Radley Chevrolet, Ron Francis Wiring, Summit, Sundance Vacations, Travel Smart, TREMEC, Walsh & Associates Insurance and Wilwood Brakes  plus there were vendors both inside and outside of the OC Convention Center selling automotive merchandise along with arts & crafts, jewelry, t-shirts and many other specialty items. For 2022 vendor and sponsor information please call 410-798-6304 or email Jacklyn@specialeventpro.com.

Inside the OC Convention Center the Artwork Contender Showcase took place where select cars competed to be on the artwork for Cruisin 2022.  Spectators were able to vote for their favorite vehicle.  The top 5 were presented trophies and the winner will be announced next May when they see their car on all the official artwork!

Additional Cruisin Ocean City highlights were the special Boardwalk Parades that took place Thursday, Friday and Saturday mornings. Car cruised along the historic ocean city boardwalk an spectators relaxed on benches and watched the cars cruise by.

On Sunday the Grand Finale Car Show and Awards took place at the Beachside Inlet. Prior to the awards the Cruisin Memorial Scholarship was awarded to 6 well deserving students plus the banner auction took place raising $1,000 for the American Cancer Society and $1,000 for the American Heart Association in Memory of one of our own, Jesse Clay.  Before Cruisin came to an end there were more than 500 trophies, plaques and awards presented plus over 3,000 giveaways.

We hope everyone had a great time at Cruisin 2021 and a safe trip home.  We look forward to seeing you back next year, May 19-20-21-22, 2022.

It takes a tremendous amount of planning and coordination to stage an event of this size.  A special thanks goes out to many outstanding people and organizations including the Mayor and City Council, the Honorable Jim Mathias, Department of Public Works, OC Police Department and Allied Agencies, Hotel Motel Restaurant Association, Chamber of Commerce, Visitor’s Center, National Street Rod Association, Car Clubs throughout the Mid-Atlantic along with the Ocean City Business Community, especially 28th Street Pit & Pub, A-Stand Grill, Baja Amusements, Belly Busters, Berlin Chamber, Bull on the Beach, Candy Kitchen, Commander Hotel, Carusos, Cowboy Coast, Crab Alley, Decatur Diner, Delmarva Shorebirds, Dough Roller, Dry 85, Ember’s Restaurant, Fat Daddy’s, Francis Scott Key, Harpoon Hanna’s, Harrison’s Harbor Watch, Hooters, Jolly Rogers Amusements, Marina Deck, Muligans, OC Life-Saving Station, Outlets Ocean City, Pocomoke, Seacrets, Shenanigan’s, Snow Hill, and Soriano’s, for making Cruisin Ocean City Maryland one of the largest and most unique automotive events in the country.  And a very special thank you to all the awesome PARTICIPANTS and CAR CLUBS!


Keep checking back for 2022 updates and announcements! Schedule subject to change.

For additional information email infoevent@specialeventpro.com or call 410-798-6304.

For vendor and sponsor information email Jacklyn@specialeventpro.com.



Please note the healthy and safety of our participants, attendees and the communities we visit are our foremost concern.  Expect to see additional health and safety measures while attending the event.  



During Cruisin Ocean City the town will be designated as a Special Event Zone.  There will be reduced speed limits and increased fines.  For additional information on the Special Event Zone please visit https://oceancitymd.gov/oc/departments/police/special-event-zone-faqs/

Maryland Motor Vehicle Law and the Town of Ocean City Ordinance state that no loud noise from a vehicle may be heard at a distance of 50 feet from the vehicle at any time.

The town of Ocean City has a trailer parking ordinance which prohibits trailer parking on city streets from May 1st – October 31st. Any Cruisin participants that will be parking a trailer on city streets will need a trailer parking permit. For more information on trailer parking please click here. When making your reservations please check with your hotel or condo to see if they provide trailer parking. For a trailer parking permit application please email infoevent@specialeventpro.com

For additional OC ordinances please click here.

National Sponsor Showcase

A Special Thank You to all of our Sponsors!

Harrison Group HMRA OCMD

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Former Mayor Winners OC

While Cruisin around town make sure to turn your radio to The Wave 97.1 and The Chicken 101.3, the Official Stations of Cruisin' Ocean City!

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May 19-20-21-22, 2022


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Cruisin' Ocean City

May 19-20-21-22, 2022
Ocean City, Maryland

This event is open to Rods, Customs and Classics 1979 and earlier.
ALL VEHICLES MUST BE STREET LEGAL with current state tags, licensed and insured (no motorcycles or scooters). NO EXCESSIVELY LOUD EXHAUST SYSTEMSThis event is limited to approximately 3,000 vehicles and sells out. The Entry Fee includes Driver, 1 Adult Passenger and Children under 14. Additional event passenger/guest passes may be purchased for $25 each in advance. (The entry fee minus processing fee is refundable with written request prior to March 1, 2022.) You do not have to be present all 4 days to be eligible for trophies, event plaques, sponsor awards or merchandise give-aways. Parades will be restricted and limited based on car count and time restrictions. Activities are subject to change. Parking is limited at all locations. The police take a very active and pro safety role in this event. You must drive responsibly and obey the laws at all times.

Hat Pins & Dash Plaques to the first 3,000.
Locations include Inlet Parking Lot, Convention Center, plus various other shows.


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*Please note, all participants will be required to show vehicle registration at check in.

Entry Fee...$55

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Payment Info

The exhibitor hereby applies to this event and will at all times comply with all rules, regulations and policies of the event producers. Neither Special Event Productions, Inc., the Town of Ocean City, producers, sponsors, support personnel or anyone else connected with the presentation of this event shall be responsible or liable for any loss, injury or damage incurred. In consideration of this entry, entrant agrees to the use of their name, photo and/or vehicle photo for publicity and/or advertising. Any poor behavior, irresponsible driving and/or conduct deemed objectionable to the event's well being may result in participant being denied any further involvement in the event and/or future events. All participants are responsible for their own proper insurance. Event credentials are non-transferable without written permission of event management. Schedule/activities are subject to change.

I Agree to the Terms and Conditions above*